§ MR. MACLEAN (Cardiff)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for India, what is the meaning of the entry in the Indian Financial Statement of 22 lakhs, or £150,000, on account of the replacement of additional horses sent to South Africa, and whether this sum will be repaid to India by the Imperial Government.
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR INDIA (Lord G. HAMILTON, Middlesex, Ealing)
All animals and stores supplied by the Indian Government to the Army in South Africa will be either replaced or paid for by the Imperial Government. Repayments in respect of such supplies figure on the receipts side of the Estimates; on the other hand the outlay on purchases to replace horses, as in the case in point, or other articles supplied to the Imperial Government, necessarily figure on the expenditure side.